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The Host (Gwoemul) wins four Hong Kong Film Awards

TheHost_Poster.jpgThe Host (Gwoemul) (Filmstalker review) has been cleaning up at the Hong Kong Asian Film Awards.

The film has won Best Picture, Best Actor for Song Kang Ho, Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematographer. Well done Host!

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, you should make a date too. Read the Filmstalker review (no spoilers) and see what you think, I loved the mixing of genres and the well paced tension while still managing to keep the other storylines working around it. Superb stuff and the awards are well deserved.

According to Asianpopcorn the complete list of winners of the evening are over the page.

Best Picture: "The Host" from Korea presented by Entertainment Expo Ambassador and multiple-award winning actor Tony Leung and HKSAR Chief Secretary Rafael Hui
Best Director: Jia Zhangke of "Still Life" from China
Best Actor: Song Kang Ho of "The Host" from Korea presented by superstar Michelle Yeoh and award winning-director Hirokazu Kore-eda
Best Actress: Nakatani Miki of "Memories of Matsuka" from Japan
Best Screenwriter: Mani Haghighi of "Men At Work"from Iran presented by distinguished director Andrew Lau Wai Keung and Korean actress Kim Hye-soo
Best Cinematographer: Kim Hyung-goo of "The Host" from Korea
Best Costume Designer: Tim Yip of "The Banquet" from China
Best Composer: Rahayu Supanggah from the Indonesian/Austrian film "Opera Jawa" presented by Asian pop megastar Rain with action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard starring opposite Bruce Willis)
Best Editor: Lee Chatametikool of the Thailand/Austrian/French production of "Syndromes and a Century"
Best Visual Effects: The Orphanage of "The Host" from Korea
Box Office Star of Asia Award: Andy Lau
Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema: Josephine Siao Fong-fong presented by Luc Besson
Asian Film Award for Excellence in Scholarship in Asian Cinema:David Bordwell presented by Johnnie To




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I guess I have to wait now when it's released on DVD, ask a few friends to come over, which is always the best way to watch films like this.

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